1. What to Expect
I capture all family sessions with a documentary approach. This means capturing real life without filtering out the good from the bad. It'll probably be the most liberating and fuss free photo session you will ever experience because it won't feel like one. There is no posing, staging or directing. No stressing over the family's wardrobe or cleaning the house. You can wake up on your own agenda, wear whatever you feel like and the kids get to behave as they wish. As you go about your life, I simply tag along and photograph it, free of judgement. The objective is not to shoot for the best instagram posts but to preserve moments that are important for you and your family to have in the future.
2. How it's Done
It's not exactly a "fly on the wall" approach. Let's not be silly. You know I'm there! So it's not about pretending I'm not there, but more about focusing on what's in front of you as you move about your day. Before I show up at your door, I'll send you a little questionnaire to fill out about your family. We'll chat over the phone to address any questions or concerns you may have. Knowing these details will help me understand what's most important to you as well as build some rapore. I like leaving the rest of the getting to know on the day of the session. It will feel more like hanging out with a family friend who happens to have a camera and is familiar with the family show because remember...I am a parent too! All I request is for you to welcome me into your space and accept the camera. Honor this time of making a record of this chapter in your life. You will be grateful you did it in years to come.
3. Where & When
Family sessions are booked on weekends and need to be scheduled at least 3-4 weeks in advance. My favorite sessions are those that include some time in the home, whether it be starting there or ending back there. Rain or shine- whatever the day brings, it's on. I'm able to shoot in most public places as long as photography is not prohibited. I offer half-day or full-day sessions at limited number of bookings per year. For stay-at-home parents looking to document a portion of their day with their toddlers, I am also available to do mini or half-day sessions on Thursday and Fridays between 10am - 2pm. For more details, check out session info.